Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas - post III

The ending of this book is a shock because it is set up for a number of potential endings. The one that sis chosen is one of the most horrific once you have taken it in. But in a way it needs to be. Not just for the sake of getting the message home but because the book lacks that little bit have pace.

It seems to plod along with you always wanting the gears to change. When they finally do it is with just a few pages left. The only negative about this book is that question of pace. Things come to a head only at the very end and the comments I had from other readers has always been about the pace.

Some found the gap filling style also annoying but that didn’t bother me. In some ways this was a holocaust take with a twist and although the twist does start to get stretched the story is one that is so important to stick with that you do go to the end.

A review will follow soon…

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